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Blu-ray Release: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 29, 2015

By John Corrado

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Blu-rayLast week, 20th Century Fox released The Rocky Horror Picture Show: 40th Anniversary Celebration on Blu-ray, a sparkly new edition of the 1975 classic.  A mashup of comedy, musical and horror, the film follows Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon), an innocent young couple who get stranded at the isolated residence of transsexual Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), and his latest creation (Peter Hinwood).

Remaining alive and well through midnight shows that encourage audience participation, and yearly viewings around Halloween, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most successful and enduring cult classics of all time, and this new edition is a real treat for fans.

Building a rich legacy for itself after initially flopping in theatres exactly four decades ago, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has cemented itself as an iconic pop cultural staple, remaining the longest running theatrical release in history.  Filled with themes of sexual liberation that were groundbreaking for the time, and a soundtrack of genuinely catchy songs, this is a darkly funny camp classic that still provides ample entertainment.  Now let’s all do the Time Warp again, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of this landmark musical.

The Blu-ray comes packed with bonuses, including both the US and UK versions of the film, commentary with Richard O’Brien and Patricia Quinn, a karaoke track, deleted scenes and outtakes, photo galleries, as well as multiple other featurettes on the legacy of the film and midnight showings.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is 100 minutes and rated 14A.

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